Prealgebra (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 3 - Cumulative Review: 39



Work Step by Step

$-3^2$ $=0-3^2$ $=0-9$ $=-9$ Since the leading negative sign is not in parentheses, it is not part of the exponential expression. A leading negative sign is implied subtraction from zero, and subtraction occurs after exponents in the order of operations.
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